Thursday, April 28, 2011
Book Review: My Foolish Heart
My Foolish Heart
By Susan Warren
Tyndale House, 2011
English, 384 pgs
Unknown to her tiny town of Deep Haven, Isadora Presley spends her nights as Miss Foolish Heart, the star host of a syndicated talk radio show. Millions tune in to hear her advice on dating and falling in love, unaware that she’s never really done either. Issy’s ratings soar when it seems she’s falling in love on-air with a caller. A caller she doesn’t realize lives right next door.
Caleb Knight served a tour of duty in Iraq and paid a steep price. The last thing he wants is pity, so he hides his disability and moves to Deep Haven to land his dream job as the high school football coach. When his beautiful neighbor catches his eye, in a moment of desperation he seeks advice from My Foolish Heart, the show that airs before his favorite sports broadcast.
Before he knows it, Caleb finds himself drawn to the host—and more confused than ever. Is his perfect love the woman on the radio . . . or the one next door?
I enjoyed this more than just about any other Christian fiction book I've read. There was no denying that the characters were flawed and that they were working through their issues as well as their faith. It also didn't feel like a they-lived-happily-ever-after-all-of-a-sudden type ending. I like that the story was neatly tied up at the end, but not every question was answered. It was just a really good book and I enjoyed reading it.
I received a copy of the book from Tyndale House in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation has been received and all opinions are my own.